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Sydney
 


Member Since: 11 Aug 2013
Location: St Neots
Posts: 874

United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 Base 7 Seat Manual Zermatt SilverDiscovery 3

Had a couple of Chieftain tanks runaway on me, they go with a bit of a pop when the metal gives out... Laughing
 De-Tango
V8 Brakes
EGRs blanked
Running boards
3 flash indicators and clock on dash
Blingy grille... 
 
Post #189476628th Dec 2017 5:33 pm
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The gamekeeper
 


Member Since: 10 Jun 2014
Location: County Durham
Posts: 75

United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 GS Manual Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

only way to stop it is to block the air intakes and suffocate it
  
Post #189478328th Dec 2017 6:03 pm
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NickJ
 


Member Since: 11 Oct 2010
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2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 S Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

Chances are most of us with extinguishers on board aren't going to be CO2, but dry powder. Will this work instead?
  
Post #189486228th Dec 2017 8:51 pm
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Sheepy
 


Member Since: 20 Feb 2013
Location: Bedfordshire
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United Kingdom 2010 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 GS Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 4

Dry powder will definitely damage the engine, you don't want it sucked into the air intake!

Is it really common enough to worry about?
  
Post #189487728th Dec 2017 9:13 pm
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hotshot
 


Member Since: 02 Oct 2017
Location: lincoln
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United Kingdom 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Manual Siberian SilverDiscovery 3

When I was an apprentice mechanic, the boss had serviced a fiat punto (petrol) and 15mins after the customer took it away he rang with "did you put any oil in my car"

Of course, the answer was yes - he wouldn't have driven the 10 miles or so to where he was (tesco) if we hadn't.

About an hour later, the phone went again with the rest of the story:

After coming off the phone, the guy had re-checked the oil but as it was so clean he hadn't seen it so he'd gone in the shop and bought a gallon and put nearly all of it into the engine Shocked he then made it a couple of miles to the bypass where it ran away, he was stood outside the car with the key in his hand with it revving like an f1 car on speed Mr. Green the fire brigade turned up too late and the engine destroyed itself Laughing

You couldn't make it up sometimes...........
  
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Inigo
 


Member Since: 28 Feb 2012
Location: Kent
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United Kingdom 2011 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 Commercial XS Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 4

I had a runaway in my defender, managed to stall out my dropping the clutch with it in 5th. Engine was toast anyway.
  
Post #19106364th Feb 2018 7:05 pm
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Splitpin
 


Member Since: 30 Dec 2010
Location: At the toolbox
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Last year my new VW Amarok with 10,000 miles on the clock ran away!

Being an auto I was just leaving a roundabout and it took off speeding to over 70mph and overpowering the brakes in 2nd gear!

It finally let go with a big hole in the block. VW were a nightmare despite me telling them on at least 5 occasions that it revs on its own following a big throttle input.

It was one of the most unpleasant motoring experiences!
  
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L319
 


Member Since: 14 Dec 2013
Location: Herefordshire
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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Buckingham BlueDiscovery 3

Early 200tdi engines were prone especially when cold . The oil drain from the head back into sump couldn't take the flow so it backed up and overflowed into the breather system & this got sucked into the engine. The faster it ran the worse it got. Initially a revised breather supplied and the 300tdi had better drains.
  
Post #19106774th Feb 2018 7:58 pm
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